Celebrating 11 happy years in our house this evening – will probably open some bubbles over the weekend to mark the occasion, but this evening a humble (fish)pie and a white to accompany from the ever reliable Celler de Capçanes in Montsant:
This comes under the DO Catalunya, is a blend of 70% Grenache Blanc and 30% Macabeu/Viura, and it’s as delicate as it is flavoursome.
On the nose, there are notes of quince, white peach, white blossom and wet stones, and on the palate there is a nice shift from orchard fruit to stone fruit with a floral back note. But for me – based on the first glass at least – it’s all about the finish. It’s not long, by any means – but it leaves a delicious mix of citrus pith and saline note, which lifts the wine and makes it that bit more interesting. It’s young and uncomplicated, but very well-made and for £9.99 a good price too!
What’s tickling your tastebuds this week?